It's been more than a month since I've been in Mrs. Sutliff's class, and the opportunity to return to her classroom meant so much to me because I'm back to my regular self. When I walked in, all of the students ran up to me in a big group hug! Mrs. Sutliff was calling "don't knock her over!" It was so sweet to be missed by so many wonderful students. Although I received this big hug, everything else was rather uneventful because the children are behaving so well and are focusing on academic success. I did stumble with two children: one who has special needs and is in Mrs. Hart's class and another child who is struggling with home issues. Mrs. Hart's student had a bout with crying today because he was hung up on what he was supposed to do and what he wanted to do. It was disappointing because sits a challenge to get him over it, so I helped him by reading to him, and that's definitely a good strategy, but a teacher who has 30 other students doesn't have the time to sit down with them! Which is why it's important to have special education resources in the building. One of my other students, the one with home troubles needed consistent reminders on how to override distractions and continue his work it was very unusual to see him like that so it's obvious that his home life plays a big affect on him. But, it was a great day back!
The Map of the Learning World
Along with me as your tour guide, you'll also find I've added my daily journal entries, or blogs, to help guide you through the learning world. Feel free to check them out!